국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Coins, Sangpyeong-tongbo Dangijeon
  • Exhibition Name

    Sangpyeongtongbo, Joseon Coins

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Metal - Copper Alloy

  • Category

    Industry·Occupation - Trade - Coinage - Yeopjeon brass coin

  • Dimensions

    D. 3.0cm

  • Accession Number

    Sinsu 12561

  • Location

    Joseon III

These coins, called dangijeon in Korean, were made in 1679 (the 5th year of King Sukjong’s reign) with a denominated value twice that of the original coin made a year earlier, and thus came to be used more commonly than the original one. At first, these coins were used only in Seoul and its environs, but they gradually spread nationwide.